Fate of Missouri Medicaid expansion in the hands of the state Supreme Court

BY: - July 13, 2021

After an eight-year fight over Medicaid expansion, the arguments are over.  The question of whether 275,000 people will receive state-paid health care coverage is in the hands of the Missouri Supreme Court. Oral arguments took place Tuesday in an expedited appeal. The seven judges must decide whether Medicaid eligibility will expand, as directed by the constitutional […]

Missouri publishes plan for covering expanded Medicaid enrollment

BY: - January 29, 2021

Missouri will enroll most adults who apply for expanded Medicaid services in a managed care plan, with an option to purchase employer-provided coverage if it makes financial sense. That’s just two of the items in a draft plan for the program that begins July 1 posted online Thursday for public comment. The comment period ends […]

The Supreme Court could strike down Obamacare. Here’s what’s at stake.

BY: - November 10, 2020

WASHINGTON—The fate of the sweeping 2010 health care law known as Obamacare is again in limbo, with the Supreme Court on Tuesday set to hear arguments over whether that statute should be overturned. States are at the heart of the case and nearly every one has made an argument about why Obamacare should be kept […]

Eric Schmitt defeats Rich Finneran in Missouri attorney general race

BY: - November 3, 2020

Attorney General Eric Schmitt secured his position as the state’s top legal officer for four years on Tuesday night, defeating his Democratic challenger Rich Finneran.  With around half precincts reporting, the Republican incumbent was declared the winner by the Associated Press around 10:15 p.m., leading Finneran 62 percent to 35 percent.  “You wanted a tough on […]